Judiciary Committee Republicans ask intel chiefs to hunt leakers

A trio of House Judiciary Committee Republicans on Friday demanded that U.S. intelligence officials take steps to find the people who are leaking classified information about President Trump.
“Congress, as the people’s representative body, has the responsibility to ensure proper measures are being taken to prevent any unauthorized disclosures of classified information,”
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., wrote in a letter that was also signed by Trey Gowdy of South Carolina and Louie Gohmert of Texas.
www.washingtonexaminer.com/gop-judiciary-committee-ask-intel-chiefs-to-hunt-leakers/article/2618389
Link to the letter:
judiciary.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/2042_001.pdf
A portion of the letter:
Our Committee seeks several results with this letter. First, we ask you to openly dispel, if inaccurate or false, accusations of widespread illegal surveillance. Second, we encourage you to publicly describe the value of Section 702 in thwarting terrorist plots. Members of Congress and the public need to fully understand the utility of the program as well as the procedures in place to ensure Section 702 operates within the confines of the law and the Constitution. Finally, we ask you brief us on any efforts made by your agencies to identify those who feloniously disseminate classified or otherwise legally protected information and bring them to justice. “Unnamed government sources” leaking confidential information, whether the information is accurate or not, is detrimental to our national security and cannot be tolerated. Congress, as the People’s representative body, has the responsibility to ensure proper measures are being taken to prevent any unauthorized disclosures of classified information.
Thank you for your attention to these important matters.
Sincerely,
Bob Goodlatte
Chairman
House Judiciary Committee
Trey Gowdy
Chairman
Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, & Investigations
Louie Gohmert
Vice-Chairman
Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, & Investigations
goodlatte.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=845
Larry Klayman mentioned that he had talked to Bob Goodlatte in his letter:
A few months ago, given FBI’s seeming inaction in conducting a bona fide timely investigation of the treasure trove of information Montgomery had produced and testified to, I went to Chairman Bob Goodlatte of the House Judiciary Committee, as I had done earlier with Senator Grassley, since Montgomery had revealed that judges had been spied upon, and asked his staff to inquire of Director Comey the status of the investigation. I have heard nothing back from Goodlatte or his staff and they have not responded to recent calls and emails.
www.newsmax.com/LarryKlayman/chariman-nunes-fbi-james-comey-montgomery-whitsleblower/2017/03/19/id/779551/


 
h/t Daniel Higdon

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